Latvian mum-of-10 claims £34k a year and demands bigger council house in Boston
A mother-of-ten who receives £34,000 a year in benefits has caused outrage after demanding that Boston Borough Council gives her a larger home.
Latvian Linda Kozlovska, 31, arrived in Britain with three children in 2008 and moved into a three-bedroom house, maintained by the council.
After having three more children in the last fours years and four more moving over from Latvia, she is now unhappy there.
She told the Mail Online: ‘I have ten children living here with me. I want a bigger house. I don’t like it here. When we moved in it had bed bugs.’
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Her furious neighbours claim that up to 18 people lived in the terraced home at one time and have complained about the mess in the garden.
Miss Kozlovska, a self-employed cleaner, pays £100-a-week in rent to a private landlord, but the property is maintained by Boston Borough council.
Every week, she receives £527 in child tax credit and working tax credit as well as £127 in child benefits. In total, she receives £34,000 a year from the state.
If she were still living in Latvia, she would receive just £9.26 per child each month.
Miss Kozlovska added: "I came to England to live – because we are from Latvia, which is in the EU, I could just come."
She lives in the house with Russandra, 16, Liene, 13, Julian, 12, Sandija, 11, Marko, ten, Janis, eight, Diana, seven, Rolands, four, and twins Edvard and Alan, three.
According to the Mail Online, Mike Gilbert, councillor in charge of housing at Boston council, said: ‘I am sympathetic to her needs. I am also sympathetic to the needs of ten children.
"On the other hand providing accommodation for a mother with ten children is a fairly big ask in most areas, let alone Boston where that isn’t readily available."
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